Third National Report of Belgium
to the Convention on Biological Diversity


D. THEMATIC AREAS

Mountain Biodiversity

Programme Element 1. Direct actions for conservation, sustainable use ad benefit sharing

193. Has your country taken any measures to prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to mountain biodiversity?
a) No
b) No, but relevant measures are being considered
c) Yes, some measures taken (please provide details below) X
d) Yes, many measures taken (please provide details below)

Further comments on the measures taken to prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to mountain biodiversity

Within the 'Plan Binacional', the Belgian Development Cooperation is implementing bilateral technical assistance programmes with Ecuador and Peru, which focus on the sustainable management of natural resources in buffer zones around protected areas in the Andes (subtropical montanous environment). Both programmes run for five years (2004-2008). The addressed key threats are:

  • migration;
  • mining activities and/or mining speculation;
  • deforestation and soil erosion.

194. Has your country taken any measures to protect, recover and restore mountain biodiversity?
a) No
b) No, but some measures are being considered
c) Yes, some measures taken (please provide details below) X
d) Yes, many measures taken (please provide details below)

Further comments on the measures taken to protect, recover and restore mountain biodiversity

See question 193.

195. Has your country taken any measures to promote the sustainable use of mountain biological resources and to maintain genetic diversity in mountain ecosystems?
a) No
b) No, but some measures are being considered
c) Yes, some measures taken (please provide details below) X
d) Yes, many measures taken (please provide details below)

Further comments on the measures to promote the sustainable use of mountain biological resources and to maintain genetic diversity in mountain ecosystems

See question 193.

196. Has your country taken any measures for sharing the benefits arising from the utilisation of mountain genetic resources, including preservation and maintenance of traditional knowledge?
a) No
b) No, but some measures are being considered
c) Yes, some measures taken (please provide details below) X
d) Yes, many measures taken (please provide details below)

Further comments on the measures for sharing the benefits arising from the utilisation of mountain genetic resources

See question 193. The area of the programme is not characterised by indigenous presence, as the local population is essentially made of 'colonos mestizos'. Nonetheless, there exists a certain heritage in terms of traditional knowledge and practices with regard to the use of genetic and biodiversity resources.

Programme Element 2. Means of implementation for conservation, sustainable use and benefit sharing

197. Has your country developed any legal, policy and institutional framework for conservation and sustainable use of mountain biodiversity and for implementing this programme of work?
a) No
b) No, but relevant frameworks are being developed
c) Yes, some frameworks are in place (please provide details below)
d) Yes, comprehensive frameworks are in place (please provide details below)

Further comments on the legal, policy and institutional frameworks for conservation and sustainable use of mountain biodiversity and for implementing the programme of work on mountain biodiversity.

NA

198. Has your country been involved in regional and/or transboundary cooperative agreements on mountain ecosystems for conservation and sustainable use of mountain biodiversity?
a) No
b) No, but some cooperation frameworks are being considered
c) Yes (please provide details below)

Further information on the regional and/or transboundary cooperative agreements on mountain ecosystems for conservation and sustainable use of mountain biodiversity

NA

Programme Element 3. Supporting actions for conservation, sustainable use and benefit sharing

199. Has your country taken any measures for identification, monitoring and assessment of mountain biological diversity?
a) No X
b) No, but relevant programmes are under development
c) Yes, some measures are in place (please provide details below)
d) Yes, comprehensive measures are in place (please provide details below)

Further comments on the measures for identification, monitoring and assessment of mountain biodiversity

200. Has your country taken any measures for improving research, technical and scientific cooperation and capacity building for conservation and sustainable use of mountain biodiversity?
a) No X
b) No, but relevant programmes are under development
c) Yes, some measures are in place (please provide details below)
d) Yes, comprehensive measures are in place (please provide details below)

Further comments on the measures for improving research, technical and scientific cooperation and capacity building for conservation and sustainable use of mountain biodiversity

201. Has your country taken any measures to develop, promote, validate and transfer appropriate technologies for the conservation of mountain ecosystems?
a) No X
b) No, but relevant programmes are under development
c) Yes, some measures are in place (please provide details below)
d) Yes, comprehensive measures are in place (please provide details below)

Further comments on the measures to develop, promote, validate and transfer appropriate technologies for the conservation of mountain ecosystems

Box LXXIII.
Please elaborate below on the implementation of this programme of work and associated decisions specifically focusing on:

a) outcomes and impacts of actions taken;
b) contribution to the achievement of the goals of the Strategic Plan of the Convention;
c) contribution to progress towards the 2010 target;
d) progress in implementing national biodiversity strategies and action plans;
e) contribution to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals;
f) constraints encountered in implementation.

 
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